Are ruminal bacteria armed with bacteriocins?

  title={Are ruminal bacteria armed with bacteriocins?},
  author={Martin L. Kalmokoff and Felicia Bartlett and Ronald M. Teather},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  volume={79 12},
The production of toxic compounds or antibiotics is a common component of intermicrobial competitive interactions, and many of these toxins have been adopted and adapted for the control of microbial populations. One class of these toxins, the bacteriocins, is a heterogeneous group of proteinaceous antibiotics that often display a high degree of target specificity, although many have a very wide spectrum of activity. To date, only limited information is available concerning the occurrence of… CONTINUE READING

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